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Astros spring roster

We are a little more than a week away from pitchers and catchers reporting to Astros spring camp in Kissimmee, Fla. There are currently 61 players on the spring roster, including 21 non-roster invitees. Below is the current spring roster, with non-roster players listed in italics:

PITCHERS (22 on 40-man + 6 non-roster)

58 Fernando Abad (L)

68 Juan Abreu

28 David Carpenter

63 Xavier Cedeno (L)

72 Paul Clemens

73 Rhiner Cruz

71 Jorge De Leon

66 Enerio Del Rosario

21 Zach Duke (L)

52 Sergio Escalona (L)

30 J.A. Happ (L)

64 Lucas Harrell

– Livan Hernandez

69 Arcenio Leon

59 Wilson Lopez

41 Jordan Lyles

37 Brandon Lyon

39 Brett Myers

20 Bud Norris

60 Lance Pendleton

62 Aneury Rodriguez

43 Fernando Rodriguez

51 Wandy Rodriguez (L)

65 Henry Sosa

67 Jose Valdez

74 Henry Villar

56 Kyle Weiland

53 Wesley Wright (L)

CATCHERS (3+1)

15 Jason Castro (L)

22 Carlos Corporan (S)

55 Humberto Quintero

18 Chris Snyder

INFIELDERS (8+8)

27 Jose Altuve

12 Brian Bixler

93 Delino DeShields Jr.

16 Matt Downs

70 Marwin Gonzalez (S)

13 Diory Hernandez

23 Chris Johnson

45 Carlos Lee

4 Jed Lowrie (S)

46 Scott Moore (L)

38 Jimmy Paredes (S)

36 Angel Sanchez

75 Jonathan Singleton (L)

3 Joe Thurston (L)

76 Jonathan Villar (S)

29 Brett Wallace (L)

OUTFIELDERS (7+6)

95 Brandon Barnes

19 Brian Bogusevic (L)

6 Travis Buck (L)

11 Jason Bourgeois

9 Jack Cust (L)

77 Jake Goebbert (L)

50 Fernando Martinez (L)

14 J.D. Martinez

– Justin Ruggiano

1 Jordan Schafer (L)

47 Brad Snyder (L)

8 J.B. Shuck (L)

94 George Springer

Astros set 40-man roster

The Astros finalized their 40-man roster Friday ahead of next month’s Rule 5 Draft by purchasing the contract of right-handed pitcher Paul Clemens, who was acquired by the Astros from the Braves in last summer’s Michael Bourn trade.

Friday was the deadline to set 40-man rosters prior to the Rule 5 Draft, which will be held Dec. 8 at the Winter Meetings in Dallas. By purchasing the contract of Clemens, the Astros’ 40-man roster stands at 38.

“At this stage, we want to have some flexibility to add a free agent or take a swipe at somebody in the Rule 5 Draft,” Astros general manager Ed Wade said.

The Rule 5 Draft was implemented to prevent teams from stockpiling too much young talent in the Minor Leagues. Players who are eligible to be taken are those who aren’t on the 40-man roster and were signed at 19 and have been in the organization for four years, or were signed at 18 and have been in the organization for five years.

The players selected by another club must remain on that team’s active roster for the entire following season or be offered back to their original club.

Among the players in Houston’s organization not on the 40-man roster who will be eligible to be selected in the Rule 5 Draft are pitchers Danny Meszaros, Xavier Cedeno, Sergio Perez and Kyle Greenwalt, outfielders Brandon Barnes, Jon Gaston, Collin DeLome and T.J. Steele and infielder Kody Hinze.

“We talked to a lot of our people here about their feelings about candidates for protection, and I always try to hold it to the premise that any player taken in the Rule 5 Draft has to stay with the club for an entire season,” Wade said. “When you do that, it lends some clarity to your decision-making. It’s tough to carry a guy.”

For more on this story, check out the headlines at Astros.com

 

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